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The American Action Forum, a Washington-based policy institute, released a primer today that provides a valuable introduction to the Recovery Audit program, the “Two-Midnight” rule, and the issues surrounding Medicare integrity. Read the primer on the here, at the AAF website.
As the RAC moratorium continues, the Medicare fee-for-service error rate has climbed to the highest rate in history. Read more from Inside Health Policy: Read more at Inside Health Policy(subscription required).
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 24, 2014 CONTACT: Kristin Walter firstname.lastname@example.org (202) 898-0995 Medicare Improper Payment Rate Continues To Climb, Recoveries Decline As RACs Are Sidelined The FY2014 Medicare FFS program improper payment rate is now 12.7%, representing a $46.0 billion annual loss to the program Washington, D.C. – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid […]
Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) released a discussion draft of his bill to alter Medicare payment policies. Bloomberg BNA outlined the legislation and stakeholder response in a Nov. 20 article: Read more at BloombergBNA(subscription required).
The RAC program is “the most successful tool for Medicare program integrity that taxpayers have ever had”. Let’s keep it that way. Read more at The Hill.
One year ago, the Protecting Access to Medicare Act was enacted, granting providers an 18-month Medicare oversight holiday from auditing of short-stay inpatient hospital stays. This has dealt a detrimental blow to the solvency of the Medicare Trust Fund. Though RACs are still able to audit other types of claims, a significant percentage of improper payments have […]
The Fiscal Year 2013 CMS report to Congress finds that Recovery Audit Contractors returned over $3 billion to the Medicare Trust Fund in 2013. Read more at Healthcare Dive.
At the end of September, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Medicare fee-for-service Recovery Audit Program’s annual report to Congress. This report documents the results of Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs) fiscal year 2013 auditing efforts. Since its inception in 2009, the RAC program has remained one of the government’s most effective […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 29, 2014 CONTACT: Kristin Walter email@example.com (202) 898-0995 FY2013 RAC Report To Congress: RACs are Effective, Accurate And Rarely Overturned on Appeal Washington, D.C. – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have released the Medicare fee-for-service Recovery Audit Program’s annual report to Congress for the fiscal year 2013. The […]